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Old 02-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #161
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Are both types still being used? Wonder the rationale there.....
To be honest, I don't know. But, I know that there are a hundred different computer makers - you pick the right one for the job. There has to be technical reasons why they would vary the types of slides. One is likely expected to be better at one thing vs. another.

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Kickbacks?
It comes down to cost & likely warranty hassles. The rack & pinion is cheaper (supposedly a third less expensive) and, from my experience and "word on the street", less problematic than the Schwintek slides.

It's not kickbacks- both are Lippert products. The rack & pinion slide mechanism come pre-built with the frame chassis (link to image of a chassis showing a slide).
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:10 PM   #162
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I think that it looked good on paper and performed well in a cad simulation and a perfect clean environment. Alot of engineering is this way. Engineers plan on everything in perfect environments. In th real world with leaves, dirt daubers, dust accumulation and a host of changing environments, these "next great things" arnt always as good as the "old " way.

GM had the same issues on rear brakes on their large truck and suv lines from the '99 model year to '05 on rear disc brakes. Disc brakes worked real good and stopped great.....but once dirt (ie. Driving on dirt/gravel roads) was introduced the rear discs would eat pads up very quickly. I have changed out rear pads at a ratio of 3-1, 3 sets of rears to 1 set of fronts due to this. Imagine a truck driving on dirt roads, whoda thunk? I think they have since made some changes to gain better results on rear discs, but GM went back to rear drums for a while till they figured it out.


****disclaimer not every vehicle may have experienced these issues or had the drum changes, so dont wear me the nit picky please****

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Oh and dont forget schwintek is lighter. And it looks way cooler too!!!!

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Oh and dont forget schwintek is lighter. And it looks way cooler too!!!!

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It does look dang cool.

Just ran my slide out at home for the first time since getting the camper back. Nerve wracking!
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I just need a camper that works, a nice fire and a cold beer. What more could you ask for.
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I just need a camper that works, a nice fire and a cold beer. What more could you ask for.
X 2 - hope we get it too!!!
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After reading this thread, I have to agree with you. If we are ever in the same campground, you can bet the first couple rounds are on me
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I think after all you have gone through with this stuff, you deserve a case of beer or two.
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I think after all you have gone through with this stuff, you deserve a case of beer or two.
The good stuff too. Big slow cooked T bone to go along with them. :-)
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Nothing....except having your better half by your side to enjoy it all.
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